Feb. 26, 2017


, Colo. - The University of Denver Nordic ski team dominated the final day of competition at the RMISA Championships in Maloit Park in Minturn, Colo., winning both the men's and the women's Freestyle events.

"Today was a picture-perfect day for ski racing here in Vail and we had an awesome day as a team winning the men's and women's races both individually and as a team, taking four podiums and putting seven in the top 10", said head coach Dave Stewart. "This was our best day of the season at the time when we are looking for our athletes to achieve their best performances." 

In an exhilarating race that saw two Pios take the lead in the final lap, Taeler McCrerey claimed first place in her first win of her career, coming in at a time of 46:17.5. Teammate Linn Eriksen was right with McCrerey the whole race, coming in just behind her with a time of 46:18.1.

Sylvia Nordskar claimed seventh to place three Pios in the top seven, coming in at a time of 46:42.8. 



"Taeler won her first collegiate race of her career with her roommate Linn Eriksen right next to her in second.  Sylvia had her best race of the year by far in seventh and these three ladies skied a really intelligent race, holding back early taking over the lead at the right time and then pushing the pace at the end. Aja also had her strongest performance of the year in 10th and Selma had a solid race in 22nd", said Stewart.   

Moritz Madlener completed the RMISA Championship sweep, claiming first place on the day, skiing in at a time of 52:35.3.

Lars Hannah came in at fourth on the day with a time of 52:49.9 and Eivind Kvaale came in sixth with a time of 54:19.5.

"The men had an equally impressive day with Moritz winning again to sweep the RMISA Championship. Lars and Eivind both skied in the elite group of seven racers during the race with Lars hanging on for 4th and Eivind in 7th." 

Stewart added, "We are all excited to have such a strong showing across the board here and go into the NCAA championship carrying some momentum." 

The Crimson and Gold are set to compete at the NCAA Championships in New Hampshire beginning on March 8.


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